By Catherine Lake, Nairne Holtz, Dionne Brand
Stylish tomboys, educational femmes, and small-town kisses; encounters at the highway and within the bar; questions coming up from an in-between tradition; cane stalks, sake, fresh-cut plant life, domestic insemination and hotel-room orgasms - crossing race, tradition, and gender constraints, "No Margins" leads the reader throughout the lushness of lesbian existence and the vastness of the Canadian adventure. it is a stellar short-fiction assortment that includes fifteen of Canada's most interesting modern writers - all of whom contain lesbian identification as one piece in their selves and their paintings. those hugely acclaimed authors have been chosen to show the areas Canadian lesbians presently inhabit and the longer term we're forging. The individuals have incorporated artist's statements to accompany their paintings, sharing the inventive strategy and talking at the politics of lesbian writing. this can be an unheard of anthology, reflecting an esteemed amassing of lesbian writers who're at the moment shaping Canadian literature. individuals are: Anne Fleming; Ann-Marie MacDonald; Daphne Marlatt; Dionne model; Elizabeth Ruth; Emma Donoghue; Jane Eaton Hamilton; Karen X Tulchinsky; Larissa Lai; Luanne Armstrong; Lydia Kwa; Marion Douglas; Marnie Woodrow; Nicole Brossard; and Shani Mootoo.